The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication intended only as a guide to social security payments. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

5.1.6.10 SpB - current rates

Current rates

The current maximum rates for SpB are common rates, see 5.1.8.20 Common benefit rates. The rate of SpB is a discretionary rate. However, the rate of SpB cannot exceed the rate of JSP, YA or Austudy that would be payable to the person if they were qualified. For information on the appropriate rate of SpB see 3.7.1.80.

Indexation (1.1.I.100)

See 5.1.8.20 Common benefit rates.

Timing of payments

See 5.1.8.20 Common benefit rates.

Act reference: SSAct section 746(1) Rate of SpB, section 1189 Analysis of Part, section 1190 Indexed and adjusted amounts, section 1191 CPI Indexation Table, section 1192 Indexation of amounts, section 1193 Indexation factor, section 1194 Rounding off indexed amounts

Policy reference: SS Guide 1.2.6.10 Special benefit (SpB) - description, 3.7.1 SpB - qualification & payability

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